This young German hottie (20 years old) competes in the luge, and was the youngest world champion ever when he was 18 years old. He’s been competing in the sport since 1995 and on Team Germany since 2006. He won four gold medals at the FIL World Luge Championships – wow! Two of them were in the men’s singles (2008 AND 2009) and two in the mixed team event (2008 AND 2009). When he won the golds in 2008, that is when he became the youngest world champion ever. Amazing!
Here are some of his stats:
Birthdate: July 24, 1989
Home: Schoenau am Koenigssee, Germany
Weight: 202 lbs
Event: Men’s Singles
As the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games are on our doorstep I thought I might share some of our favorite restaurants. As locals and tourists alike have know for years, Vancouver has an excellent restaurant culture. Many restaurant guides will highlight the best in the city; a sampling of the most delicious and expensive spots -I am making my recommendations based on my favorite spots to have excellent affordable food and drink. I have separated the selections out by neighborhood, with a spot in each burrow of downtown.
1. Davie Village: Check out the delicious creations at Lolita’s restaurant on Davie Street. This small but essential restaurant is my favorite place to eat in the Village! The Plántanos con crema are a simply delicious start to a spectacular dining experience. Armed with one of Lolita’s signature cocktails such as the Matador Mojito I cozy up in the friendly surroundings. A friend favorite is the Lolita’s tacos. I would recommend the tacos to anyone I’m bringing to Lolita’s for the first time. They are truly special in their flavor, texture, and presentation. Lolita’s is a must if you enjoy a cozy local cultural experience with some, one of a kind, delicious tastes.
Not only did last night mark the beginning of “Hollywood Week”, but it also featured the debut of Ellen DeGeneres as the new permanent judge. Considering the build-up for both events, I was expecting to be let down by one if not two of the prospects. Thankfully tonight featured amazing performances by the contestants and DeGeneres.
With all the God-awful joke auditions out of the way, the search for the next American Idol can finally go into hyper-drive. While we lost a few early sentimental favorites like Vanessa Wolfe (bridge jumping farm girl) and Justin Williams (cute cancer boy), we gladly lost a few annoying dead weights such as Skiiboski, Amedeo DiRocco and poor-man’s Blake Lewis (Jay Stone).
So what were we left with? AMAZING PERFORMANCES, that’s what. While I haven’t been overly excited by the majority of the successful golden recipients this season, halfway through the episode, that all changed tonight. For once Seacrest’s claims about “amazing talent and performances” coming after the break actually delivered. I literally found myself clapping after a handful of AMAZING performances. I liken watching Idol to me viewing a sporting event.
For all you who don’t know, Lt. Dan Choi is a major player in the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy, and one of, if not the, biggest public face of it. Choi was discharged from the U.S. Army after coming out on a major television talk show in March of last year, blatantly violating everything DADT represents. The S hit the F and history started gaining momentum.
Well Choi was supposed to headline at an activism conference last weekend and never showed up, but kind of for good reason. Choi was called back to service? “IMPOSSIBLE!” you say? Well ya actually me too. How can a now outwardly out and gay member of the armed forces be called back to duty? Apparently after his big shebang, the lieutenant was never actually discharged. Ah WHAAAA?
After last week’s blowout premiere, we are back with episode 2. Let’s just jump right into it!
The first challenge this week was to re-design the RuPaul Doll, well re-design her outfit anyway. The girls are paired up (except for Mystique who worked alone) and gave the glamorous RuDoll a whore makeover. The winning team for this challenge was Pandora & Sahara, and the reward was they were the team captains for the next group challenge. Which is a burlesque group challenge.
Wow, everything is this episode is centered around stripping, being a whore, and making money with you body. Fitting no?
We are introduced to the 2 guest judges this week, Kim Cole (have NO idea why) and Dita Von Teese, who as we know is the world’s most famous burlesque performer. Werk.
Pandora and Sahara got to chose their teams. Here’s the breakdown…
This chiseled stud is a Canadian freestyle skier that competes in aerials. His best overall World Cup finish came in 2006, when he placed third, right behind teammate Kyle Nissen (who’s also a hottie). He had qualified in 3rd place at the Torino Olympics, but ended up with 6th place for his two jumps. He’s got a really good chance this year!
Here are some of his stats:
Event: Freestyle skiing
Age: 26 (Born April 1, 1983)
Achievements: 3rd place at 2009 World Championships & 6th Place at 2006 Torino Olympics
Watch: February 22, 2010
He just ranked in 3rd place on January 18th at Lake Placid. Photo of his victory above. The aerialist recently suffered a concussion after he fell and injured himself landing a jump in the men’s finals of the Canada Post Freestyle Grand Prix, in January, in Mont Gabriel, Quebec. He has since recovered and still going to give it his all at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, which starts in 3 days.
According to Dr. Jimmy Bell (professor of molecular imaging at Imperial College, London), “Being thin doesn’t automatically mean you’re not fat.”
What he means is that slimmer people aren’t necessary healthier than their hefty counterparts. The amount of fat that surrounds our vital organs which we can’t see can be just as dangerous as the muffin tops and back fats that we can see. That being said, you skinny people shouldn’t try to eliminate your internal fat altogether. Your vital organs need some fat for protection which cushions them to prevent injuries or damage. People that rely on diet to maintain their weight rather than combining it with exercise are likely to have major internal fat deposits even if they appear to be slim on the outside.
This just shows that regular exercise in conjunction with a regulated diet is important to an overall healthy lifestyle. Exercise doesn’t mean you have to invest in hours at the gym. It could be anything from indoor/outdoor sports, jogging outside, rollerblading, hiking and many more fun alternatives.
Check out the full article on the next part of the post.
Trying to stay under the radar, American Airlines announced via business-travel columnist Joe Brancatelli on Friday at his Joesentme.com subscription website. Essentially, for people flying coach, starting May 1st they’ll have to pay $8.00 if they would like to have a blanket & pillow. Not so comforting, huh?
I first heard the news this morning on The View when Whoopi expressed her outrage on charging people who are flying Coach quite obviously don’t have as much money as people traveling in First Class, so why would you charge people in Coach more – why not the people in First Class? They blankets & pillows are complimentary in first class. Domestic flights less than two hours will not have blankets and pillows available.